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Italian Pork with Sweet Potatoes

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 8 hrs to 10 hrs  (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
Italian Pork with Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 1  teaspoon  fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1 1 1/2 - 2  pound  boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1  pound  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1  cup  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  •  Italian (flat-leaf) parsley sprigs (optional)
Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine fennel seeds, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle fennel seed mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.

2. Place sweet potatoes in cooker. Add meat. Pour broth over meat mixture in cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

4. Remove meat from cooker, reserving cooking juices. Slice or shred meat. Serve meat with sweet potatoes. If desired, garnish with sprigs of parsley.

Nutrition Facts (Italian Pork with Sweet Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 341,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 110,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 24,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 36,
  • vit. A (IU) 158,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 9,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 490,
  • Potassium (mg) 982,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 5,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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